LTE Band 7 versus LTE Band 4 - GAME ON!

LTE Band 7 versus LTE Band 4 - GAME ON!

LTE Band 7 versus LTE Band 4 network comparison

12/05/2012 | 73 pages
Price: $1,795.00

In order for a dual-band strategy to be successful it needs to meet several criteria. In addition to providing a massive amount of capacity and delivering the maximum throughput that LTE supports, the higher frequency needs to provide at least adequate coverage, and hopefully coverage that is largely on par with the lower frequency. Otherwise, the capacity layer would resemble Swiss cheese from a coverage perspective and probably not meet its intended objective.

Meanwhile, the coverage layer must provide a compelling user experience and it must do so in a ubiquitous fashion throughout the network. Finally, there needs to be interoperability and seamless handovers between the two bands so that the mobile devices can select the most appropriate network resources depending on channel conditions and the application requirements – both outdoors and in the more challenging indoor environment. This report answers whether or not these important criteria are met.

In order to answer the all-important questions pertaining to a dual-band strategy, we analyzed several underlying downlink and uplink KPIs. We also correlated these KPIs to more basic performance characteristics, such as throughput.